For Leaders

This website page shows some of the activities on offer to Girlguiding Units by businesses or organisations as well as any Girlguiding IW information. 

If your unit has enjoyed a special activity that you think others would enjoy then please use the ‘Contact’ link on this website and tell us about it. Information on the activity can then be shared with others.

Leaders are encouraged to use this website page on a regular basis as it will show information that will be useful to Units/Leaders/Assistant Leaders/Unit helpers/Young Leaders.

At the start of 2021 Susan Barber writes,” I have a new shop in Newport. It is a party/craft  shop and I have  a laser cutter and would like to offer my services to you if you ever need craft packs, This might help the girls achieve theie badges and have something to do to have a fun meeting’.

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From Carla  Girlguiding IW/Brownie Leader:

Have you heard about Rosemary and her guide dog Una? Rosemary has been running free virtual sessions about Guide dogs and sharing her story of how she got Una. She tailors her sessions for the section, is very happy to answer any questions and also very entertaining. I’ve had her at Rangers in October by request from one of the Rangers and she is due to join us at Brownies this month.

She has a Facebook page – Una the Guide Dog and is selling badges to raise funds for the Guide Dog Association.
Her email address is rosemary.una@yahoo.com.

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Here is an invitation for all units to learn Scottish Dancing. The activity is free.

SCOTTISH DANCING.

A member of the IW Caledonian Society has offered to teach GIW members Scottish Dancing.
There is no charge for sessions and the music will be provided via CDs.
The only requests are:
That the venue is suitable for dancing.
Dancers have suitable shoes- plimsolls-ballet shoes- (shoes that do not come off feet easily)
A CD player or something to play CDs is available at the venue.
Leaders are prepared to help with the sessions.
If you are interested, please let Suzanne (PR & Marketing GIW) have details of when you would like a session (date and time) and venue + your contact details that you don’t mind sharing.
Sessions started January 2019 on a first come basis.

IT’S JUST RUBBISH!

Gill, the Community Engagement Officer for Amey Waste Management on the Island offers the following:

Are you interested in finding out what happens to your rubbish and how you can do more to recycle?

As part of the waste partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Amey, we have developed a programme to help young people understand how they can reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce.

Guides, Rainbows & Brownies on the Island will be able to book a FREE waste workshop with the Amey communications team.

The practical workshops will be tailored to be hands on activities for the girls and will be provided FREE by Amey.

Interested groups can find out more and book a place by calling Gill on mobile: 07595056672 or emailing: gillian.mulcahy@amey.co.uk

GROWTH &  RETENTION.

As most of you who work within units know there is a Growth & Retention campaign. On the Island a small committee has been formed to look into ways to advertise Girlguiding IW on the Island so that units with small numbers  of girls can remain open and new leaders can be found to prevent the closure of units where there are lots of girls but leaders have had to leave for one reason or another.

To this end a public advertising campaign commenced in 2019 with a  team of leaders  attending local events to see if any new members come forward.

During the COVID pandemic the campaign was put on hold but plans are underway for 2022.

When will YOU help at an event?    Most units can always do with extra adult help especially if there are numbers of girls, so will you help to find new leaders and helpers? By attending one or more of the events where Girlguiding IW is having a stand or helping run activities you will not only have the chance to recruit new girls but perhaps engage with an ideal leader or helper for your own unit or another one on the Island.

Use the ‘contact’ on this website for more details.

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TRAININGS

Trainings are on offer via the Region Office. Some are face to face but most are on line. Please check out the Region website for details and dates.

Local Training sessions (1st. Aid-1si Response -Safe Space etc) are often on offer contact your Section Commissioner  or one of the IC team for more details.